|Walter the Softy|
|Age|| 10 years old (1953)|
11 years old (1991)
12 years old (1996)
13 years old (2009)
14 years old (2013)
Walter "The Softy" Brown is a character in The Beano. He serves as one of the antagonists.
He has black smart hair, round black glasses, a blue jumper, a pink bow tie (later red), black shorts and yellow socks with pink shoes.
Walter is Dennis' neighbour and arch-enemy, most likely because he is the complete opposite of Dennis: Dennis being wild and naughty, and Walter being calm, intelligent and "soft." He is always Teacher's Pet at school. Walter is strongly disliked by Dennis because of his teddy-bear picnics and softy antics.
His girlfriend, Matilda, speaks with a lisp and can sometimes lose her temper. For example, Walter brings her a bunch of ragged nettles and dandelions because he had lost his glasses, and she angrily slams the door in his face. Also, his evil uncle, Slasher Brown, who owns a barber shop in Beanotown, tries to cut Dennis' hair live on TV, but fails, as it is revealed that Dennis had a wig, landing Walter in trouble.
Walter is sometimes scared, but can sometimes act spoilt rotten as explained in the 1996, 2009 and 2013 series. He always plays with his fellow Softies, including Spotty Perkins, Bertie Blenkinsop, Jeremy Snodgrass, Dudley Nightshirt and Nervous Rex. They all share the same characteristics as Walter.
Walter has been punished many times despite his well-behaved nature.
In th recent comics, he has dropped his soft personality, and now is ingenious, ambicious, intelligent, and wants to rid Beanotown of all its fun.
- In the 1996 TV series, Walter was given a girlfriend called Matilda, to show that he isn't gay and that therefore Dennis picking on him doesn't count as homophobic bullying.